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Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries

by A. Lucas & J. Harris Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Describes ancient Egypt's vast resources and the processes that incorporated them in daily life, including animal products, building materials, cosmetics, perfumes and incense, fibers, glazed ware, glass, mummification...


The Rosetta Stone

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

Fascinating account of great linguistic detective story — discovery of Stone, history of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics; work of Young, Champollion, other scholars; much more. 23 photographs. Bibliography....


First Steps in Egyptian Hieroglyphics: A Book for Beginners

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Classic primer comprises lists of frequently used signs and determinatives, a vocabulary of about 500 words, a series of 31 texts and extracts, and untransliterated and untranslated texts to be worked out independently....


Hieroglyphic Vocabulary to the Book of the Dead

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Invaluable reference contains every word of vital repository of ancient Egyptian religious doctrine, grouped according to hieroglyphic symbols in standard scholarly system of Roman alphabetization. Phonetic...


Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Budge gives the history of hieroglyphic writing, its evolution into hieratic and demotic scripts, and the fascinating tale of its decipherment by Young, Champollion, Åkerblad, and others.


Legends of Ancient Egypt

by M. A. Murray Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

11 carefully chosen stories provide a revealing glimpse into the lives and culture of the ancient Egyptians. Intended for a general reading public as well as serious students of Egyptology.


Egyptian Decorative Art

by W. M. Flinders Petrie Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

Classic study examines Egyptian taste in decorating, the ornamental writing of hieroglyphs, the origin of patterns, and more. Over 200 illustrations depict types of decoration described: geometrical, structural,...


Budge's Egypt: A Classic 19th-Century Travel Guide

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (July 16, 2012)

Nile monuments, Alexandria, Cairo, Heliopolis, Suez, Cleopatra's Needle, the Rosetta Stone, the pyramids, the Sphinx, the temples at Luxor and Karnak, and much more.


Religion of the Ancient Egyptians

by Alfred Wiedemann Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Highly readable, factual account of principal deities, myths, and doctrines, with particular emphasis on the Egyptian's dedication to recording their rich history and belief in an afterlife.


Egyptian Temples

by Margaret A. Murray Dover Publications (September 18, 2012)

More than 120 photographs and diagrams depict the magnificent ruins of the Temple of the Sphinx, the great temples at Abu Simbel; and other extraordinary structures. 122 halftones and black-and-white line illustrations....


Ancient Egyptian Dances

by Irena Lexová Dover Publications (December 03, 2012)

One of the few books in English on the topic investigates origins, nature, role of dance in ancient Egypt. 80 drawings and illustrations adapted from tomb paintings, other sources. New introduction. Bibliography....


Egyptian Tales and Legends: Ancient, Christian, Muslim

by E.A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Treasury of Egyptian folklore encompasses 36 beguiling stories. First part contains tales originally written in hieratic characters; second part documents Christian influence; third part recounts stories of...


Tutankhamen: Amenism, Atenism and Egyptian Monotheism/with Hieroglyphic Texts of Hymns to Amen and Aten

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (September 18, 2012)

Noted Egyptologist's careful account of known facts about the reign of Tutankhamen, cults of Amen and Aten, Egyptian monotheism, other topics. Over 50 illustrations and hieroglyphic texts.


The Great Pyramid of Giza: History and Speculation

by James Bonwick Dover Publications (November 15, 2012)

Classic exploration of the Great Pyramid's construction and objectives combines imagination, erudition. Physical form; when it was built, and by whom; roles as an astronomical observatory, source of inspiration...


Egyptian Ideas of the Afterlife

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Noted Egyptologist offers concise, learned exposition of central Egyptian concept of immortality. Belief in Osiris, god of resurrection, other "gods" of Egyptians, judgment of the dead, more. 8 illustrations....


Egyptian Magic

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

All that is known about magic in ancient Egypt: powerful amulets to ward off evil spirits, scarabs of immortality, wax images, formulas and spells, the secret name, much more.


An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Literature

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (January 02, 2013)

Fascinating extracts from The Book of the Dead, legends of the gods, historical and autobiographical literature, tales of travel and adventure, poetical compositions, much more.


Ancient Egyptian Religion: An Interpretation

by Henri Frankfort Dover Publications (May 25, 2012)

Fascinating study finds underlying unity in Egyptian religions — the concept of the changeless. Relation of religion to Egyptian society, government, art, more. 32 halftones.


Amulets and Superstitions

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Comprehensive discourse on origin, powers of amulets in many ancient cultures. Covers cross, swastika, crucifix, seals, rings, stones, etc.


Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection, Vol. 2

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Volume 2 of the most comprehensive, scholarly work on Osiris. Includes translations of numerous texts, reproductions of classical Egyptian art—iconography, the Heaven of Osiris, liturgy, shrines and mysteries,...


Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt

by Jon Manchip White Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Remarkably accurate picture of Egyptian life from the end of the third millenium BC to the Greek occupation in 330 BC. "A handy reference tool." — Horn Book. 120 illustrations.


Egyptian Hieroglyphic Reading Book for Beginners

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

20 Egyptian texts — c. 2400 BC to 250 BC — printed in hieroglyphics together with transliterations and a complete vocabulary. "The Tale of Two Brothers," "The Possessed Princess of Bekhten," more.


The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen

by Howard Carter & A. C. Mace Dover Publications (September 21, 2012)

This book captures the painstaking, step-by-step process of excavation, and the wonders of the treasure-filled inner chamber. 106 on-the-spot photographs depict the phases of the discovery and the scrupulous...


Ancient Egypt: Its Culture and History

by J. E. Manchip White Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

Fascinating account of Egypt, predynastic civilization through Ptolemies: social and political structure, daily life, international relations, religion and cult of the dead, arts and crafts, science and medicine,...


Legends of the Egyptian Gods: Hieroglyphic Texts and Translations

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

9 of the most interesting Egyptian legends in hieroglyphic texts with literal translations on facing pages. The Legend of Creation, The Legend of the Destruction of Mankind, 7 more. 19 illustrations.


Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends

by Lewis SPENCE Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Superb, in-depth survey explores animism, totemism, fetishism, creation myths, Egyptian priesthood, numerous deities, alchemy, Egyptian art and magic, other fascinating topics. Includes over 50 photographs and...


Egyptian Hieroglyphics: How to Read and Write Them

by Stephane Rossini Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Clear, easy-to-follow text tells absolute beginners how to transcribe hieroglyphs by presenting and explaining 134 phonetic elements. Includes section on word analysis, newly enlarged pronunciation guide, and...